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Drawing autographed by Edmund Hillary (1999)

Drawing autographed by Edmund Hillary (1999)

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Edmund Hillary, the first man to reach the top of the world, Everest, remembers his historic adventure.

Drawing autographed by Edmund Hillary. With black "bic" type pen. 15 cm x 10 cm. New Zealand, January 1999. Excellent condition. Single piece.

Edmund Hillary (1919 - 2008) was the first man, with the Sherpa Tensing Norgay, to reach the top of Everest (8,534 meters), the highest mountain in the world, on May 29, 1953. He was a true explorer when he still had places unknown to explore and without much technology.

After that adventure, Hillary dedicated a large part of her life to helping the Sherpa people through her NGO Himalayan Trust: in this way, she managed to build many schools and hospitals in the isolated Himalayan region.

Only three drawings by Edmund Hillary are known to the world, including this one belonging to a French admirer who wrote directly to Edmund Hillary's home in New Zealand who replied by post. The authenticity was confirmed by the director of the library of the D'Auckland Museum in New Zealand.

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